Academic vocabulary is provided for science along with directions for each day over one week. The Vocabulary Terms and Directions page gives the teacher all the terms for the week and the directions for each activity. All the teacher and student materials needed are included in the zip file. Documents are in word, so they can be easily edited. The set includes:
1. Terms and Directions
2. Power Point for Class Review
3. Student Definition Page with Mental Models
4. Cloze-Reading Activity
5. Connection Activity
The goal of the mental models is to have student consider the words before they write the definitions as well as to give students a visual anchor for the meaning of the word. The quiz looks different from most quizzes students have seen; we wanted to develop something worthwhile and avoid fill-in-the-blanks and crossword puzzles!